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Afrikaans Language Monument, Cape Town

The Afrikaans Language Monument was erected to commemorate the semi-centenary of Afrikaans as an official language of South Africa, separate from Dutch.

The Afrikaans Language Monument was erected to commemorate the semi-centenary of Afrikaans as an official language of South Africa, separate from Dutch. The main 57 metre high columnar structure represents the 'rapidly ascending arc' and accelerated growth of Afrikaans, while the smaller column next to it represents South Africa. To the west of the approach to the monument are three obelisks representing the influence of Western European languages and cultures such as Dutch, French and German, while the east has 3 mounds representing the Khoi, Nguni and Sotho languages.


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About Afrikaans Language Monument

 Gabbema Doordrift St, Paarl, 7646, South Africa

 +27 21 863 4809

 www.taalmonument.co.za

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